What are our criteria for awarding mini-grants?

  • We like the project.
  • The arts, greening, learning about birds, and citizen science are part of the event/project.
  • The event/project will take place in an underserved community.
  • Data collection for Celebrate Urban Birds project is part of the event!
  • Events/projects take place in the neighborhood, school, community center, etc… We want participants to learn about the birds/wildlife that exists in their neighborhood. We don’t usually fund field trips.
  • The project has been well-planned and it’s really going to happen.
  • Applicants show us how the money requested will be spent. The budget has been broken down and it’s clear that the cost of things/services has been researched.

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